Coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday that Ozigbo's hamstring injury is in the same leg of the injury that kept him out for six weeks, John Shipley of SI.com reports. Ozigbo spent the first six weeks of the season on injured reserve because of a hamstring injury, and upon his return to the lineup, the second-year running back aggravated the injury. It's unclear how severe his current injury is, but there's a good chance he will miss time again due to the recurring nature of this issue. James Robinson and Dare Ogunbowale are currently the only two healthy running backs on Jacksonville's roster because Chris Thompson is on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Jaguars have a Week 8 bye before returning to action against the Texans.
Ozigbo is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers due to a hamstring injury, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. Ozigbo didn't have a single carry before being forced out of action Sunday, while rookie James Robinson has already exceeded 100 rushing yards. Even if he manages to retake the field against Los Angeles, Ozigbo stands to remain in a depth role.
The Jaguars activated Ozigbo (hamstring) from injured reserve Saturday. Ozigbo was placed on IR before the season began, but he's back to full health after two weeks of practice. An undrafted rookie in 2019, Ozigbo totaled 50 yards from scrimmage on 12 touches during his first year in the league, and he could have increased duties this season. Rookie James Robinson has carved out a role as the lead back for the Jaguars, averaging 18 touches per game, but with Chris Thompson on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Ozigbo could be utilized right away. However, Dare Ogunbowale's pass-catching acumen could make him a better fit to replace Thompson.
Ozigbo (hamstring) will practice Wednesday after the Jaguars designated him to return from injured reserve, John Shipley of SI.com reports. The transaction initiates a 21-day window wherein the Jaguars will be able to evaluate Ozigbo at practice while having the option of adding him to the 53-man roster at any point during that three-week stretch. Ozigbo's hamstring injury has sidelined him through the first five weeks of the season, but when healthy, he'll offer depth behind starter James Robinson and pass-catching specialist Chris Thompson.
Ozigbo (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Ozigbo had been placed as high as No. 2 on the Jacksonville running back depth chart and was once considered part of the committee set to replace Leonard Fournette following his release. A hamstring injury surfaced Wednesday, however, and things appear to have gone downhill fast. With Ryquell Armstead on the COVID list, the Jaguars were set to move forward with James Robinson and Chris Thompson as the only healthy running backs for a Week 1 matchup against Indianapolis, though they have since picked up Dare Ogunbowale in a corresponding move.
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